The guests arriving
This afternoon, the guests taking part in this weekend's birthday celebrations arrived in Oslo.
The celebration started with a gala concert at Oslo City Hall.
Gala concert at Oslo City Hall
Most of the guests attended the gala concert at Oslo city hall, a concert in honour of Their Majesties The King and Queen. The concert is a gift to The King and Queen from all the counties and municipalities of Norway.
Later this evening, the Royal guests and Heads of state are invited to dinner at Their Royal Highnesses the Crown Prince and Crown Princess' etstate Skaugum.
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Crown Prince on board the USS Gerald R. Ford
On Friday morning His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon boarded the American aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford, which is currently visiting Norway with an escort of support vessels. In Oslo, the vessel is anchored in the Bunne Fjord, south of the city centre.
Happy Constitution Day!
At exactly 10:30 am, the Royal Family took its customary place on the Palace Balcony to greet the Oslo children’s parade. This year, however, Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra did not join the others on the balcony; the Princess is graduating this year.